Tuesday, August 28, 2012

French Toast Bake for the Crock Pot

Jennifer S.
When French Toast Bake is being made it smells like heaven in the whole household. No candle could ever compete with the smell of french toast! Its perfect for the Holidays and weekends because it gives you more time to be with your relatives or guests.
This French Toast Bake Recipe for the crock pot makes a great breakfast for dinner! My family thinks breakfast for dinner (Brinner) is amazing. I love to set the crock pot in the afternoon and let the whole house fill with the aroma of cinnamon and vanilla.

1 loaf of Bread. I don’t recommend wheat bread generally though honey wheat is pretty good. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is to die for, or a challah bread works too. A loaf of day old french or Italian is also best as french toast. I usually use a loaf of Texas Toast Bread.
1 dozen Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
4 cups Milk
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Cardamon~ optional
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
Butter and Syrup (extra butter for crock pot)
Powdered sugar

Break up bread, or slice, in half pieces.
Combine eggs, vanilla, milk, salt, spices, and brown sugar.
I’d recommend if you are using a hardier or more stale bread, dunking the pieces of bread individually and layering them into the buttered crock. If using a softer white or fresh loaf just layer in the bread pieces and then pour the egg mixture over the top.
Place 2-3 paper towels over the opening to the crock then cover with lid (this keeps the moisture from dripping on the bread) and cook on lowest setting for six hours. The toast is done when the bread has soaked up all of the liquid and the eggs have cooked. (You will be able to see bits of cooked egg on the outside of the bread.) Remove lid and paper towels for the last 20 - 30 minutes of cooking time. (This will allow the remaining moisture in the slow cooker to evaporate and help the bread "toast" evenly.)
Serve with butter and syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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